1. Will this be made available in the professional model, or what is recommended mapping to existing model?
2. I like the idea of notes, but prefer unstructured format. This model sems to be a combination of freedom and structure which I do not find easy to manage. I would prefer to see the notes symbols available in the general diagram and then use it as we see fit.
I like the whiteboard. As this is often the starting point for starting with the process design.
I miss the capability of adding additional rows above the ones that are defined and I would lalso prefer if we could add other sysmbols, like person/department responsible.
what I like to do in this case is to simple add a new (handwriting) font to my installation and format free texts by default as note using this font. Some notations (like BPMN) contain annotations as allowed objects, so I can add informal notes as needed - which will be removed before QA of course.
In regards to the Whiteboard model (and its implementation in ARISalign) the notes seem to serve multiple object types, since you can simply drag them to a process model and they get converted to functions, which is the most likely use case. I am wondering how you match those if you don't want to indroduce sticky note types for goals, KPIs as well ... Sebastian?
PS: My favorite font is "Komika" available for free at http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/list/search .
Sorry folks, I totally missed the comments to this thread...
@Don: The whiteboard gives a lot of structure. If you need more freedom, the general diagram is the way to go.
@Roland: ARISalign is meant as a kickstart to BPM. Therefore, there is nothing like "object types". In that sense, it is different to the traditional ARIS products. Also, KPIs and goals are things, which are not available in BPMN, but which is used for process modelling.
@all: Just in case you missed it, I just wrote another article about the integration of ARISalign and ARIS Express.